Ronald Hardy

ID Representative
Institution / Organization: University of Idaho

Dr. Ronald Hardy, respected for his significant contributions to the aquaculture field, concluded his distinguished career at the University of Idaho's Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and the Aquaculture Research Institute in 2020. His extensive educational background includes earning a BS in Zoology and PhD in Fisheries from the University of Washington, and an MS Degree in Animal Sciences/Nutrition from Washington State University. His noteworthy career spans several decades and encompasses various roles such as a research professor at the School of Fisheries, a supervisory research scientist for NOAA Fisheries, editor-in-chief of Aquaculture Research, and serving on numerous national and international committees dedicated to advancing aquaculture.

His work is recognized globally through more than 300 publications focused on aquaculture, fish nutrition, and feed production technology, including his co-edited book 'Fish Nutrition.' Dr. Hardy has also been recognized by the World Aquaculture Society with their most prestigious prize, the Honorary Lifetime Membership, and was appointed by a US President to advise the Secretary of Agriculture as part of the National Agricultural Research Board. Other accolades include chairing notable scientific committees and receiving university awards for innovation.

Dr. Hardy's exceptional commitment to enriching understanding of aquaculture extends to delivering lectures worldwide, consulting for international organizations like the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N., supervising graduate students, supporting visiting scholars, and serving on boards such as the Western Regional Aquaculture Center. 


Fish Nutrition

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University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


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